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  • August 8th, 2011

    Red Sox 3, Skanks 2, in 10:
    2 out of 3, as expected…

    Posted by Christine E. at 10:33 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (2)

    Just not the 2 out of 3 I was expecting…

    John Lackey beat CC Sabathia? Hello? Never saw THAT coming…

    And, Holy Buckets, it was almost 1 out of 3 when it looked like the Sox were going to be shut down by freaking Freddy Garcia , et al–and they were…At least twice the bases were loaded and the Sox did little to nothing…

    Until the 9th inning, when the Sox got to Mariano Rivera.

    Again…

    And it wasn’t just a one-time homer–it was a combination of Marco Scutaro and his wall ball double, then a pair of sacrifices by Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia to complete the blown save–and the score was tied and into the 10th…
    And on Friday night, the YES commentators were talking about Phil Hughes in the bullpen, which I really wasn’t paying that much attention to, as is the norm when the YES guys speak… But there he was, just in time to give up the game winning hit to Josh “I-Am-Oh-So-Glad-JD-is-on-the-DL-so-I-Can-Start” Reddick, who scored Darnell McDonald, who was pinch-running for David Ortiz in the 10th for the win…

    Josh Beckett pitched well last night, going 6 strong, throwing 101 pitches, 60 for strikes giving up 1 run, a solo shot to Eduardo Nunez on 6 hits while walking 2 and striking out 5. It’s a shame that the bats couldn’t help him get the win…But, Josh is 3-0 with a 1.00 ERA (yes, like a DOLLAR) in his four starts against the Yankees this season.

    CC Sabathia’s number against the Sox in 4 starts this year? Glad you asked: 0-4 with a 7.20 ERA…Now THAT is a Neato Stat!

    Oh, and with last night’s win, the Sox are 10-2 against the Skanks for 2011–which means that even if the Skanks win every one of the last 6 games (which I doubt) they still lose the season series….HA HA…

    So…what are the chances Jacoby Ellsbury will be the AL Player of the week? 2 walk off wins, AND a 6 RBI night on Saturday? Who else could it be???

    Stephen Strasburg, less than a year after his Tommy John Surgery, will make his 1st rehab start for the National’s Single A Club in Hagerstown, MD, helmed by old friend Brian Daubach. He will be limited to 2 innings, max. Really? Did the Nationals learn nothing from this? They overused the kid last year, boogered up his arm, and are now trying to bring him back early? Dummy heads…

    Should be interesting tonight when the Sox activate Jed Lowrie, who is currently in Minnesota with the ball club. Tito weighs in: “Now that we will have Jed back, we can kind of split it up. Because Jed’s not ready to be out there every day, we can look at day game/night game, matchups, and hopefully get the most out of both of them.” I am just curious to see who gets sent away to add Jed to the 25 man…

    I have always been a fan of David Ortiz–big jolly guy, clutch hitter, more than once put the Red Sox on his back and carried them into a postseason, and even a World Series or 2. However, his behavior the last week or so has been troubling–and pretty distasteful. Last week, Big Papi stormed into a press conference Tito had to bitch about a scoring call not going his way. And now we are hearing that he is upset that the Sox have not offered him a new deal–but we didn’t hear that from him. Apparently, we are all now back in High School, so we get to hear that David is upset by “a source close to the player” Really? All of a sudden he is shy about speaking his mind? My feeling is this: You have more money that I, (and pretty much everyone I know–combined) will ever see in our lifetime. Why don’t you play the game, do you job, and shut it?

    Not sure why the Sox chose to sign Kevin Millwood to begin with, his fastball has been lacking for quite sometime. But I guess it doesn’t matter now anyway. Despite being fairly successful at Pawtucket (5-1 with a 4.28 ERA), the Sox opted to release Millwood over the weekend. After all that, they could not have even given him a spot start or two, to see what would have happened? Hell, they have been giving the ball to Andrew Miller every 5 days, and he has been less than effective…

    Finally, in honor of Tim Wakefield latest quest for 200, Chris Jaffe with The Hardball Times, wrote a great piece on “10 things I didn’t know about winning 200 games..”, including the fact that when Wake wins his 200th, he will be the oldest player to do so. You can read the rest of the article here

    Coming up: Maybe 3 times a charm for Wake, as he kicks off this 3 game series against Minnesota, and this 6 game road-trip. He is opposed by Scott Baker for the Twins. 1st pitch 7:10pm

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